Southwestern Deserts

August, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Environmental Education Conference
The Arizona Association for Environmental Education will be hosting an Environmental Education Conference on September 20th to 23rd in Flagstaff, Arizona. This conference is a terrific networking and educational opportunity for anyone involved in school, youth, or community gardens. It will cover working with students from K-12 to adults. Sessions will cover topics such as environmental ethics, permaculture, natural resource conservation, recycling and waste reduction, gardening, natural and cultural history, funding sources, classroom teaching tools, managing volunteers and more.



Books

Desert Landscaping for Beginners
Hot from the printer, Desert Landscaping for Beginners by Arizona Master Gardeners (University of Arizona, 2001; $15) has great information on gardening in the low desert. The chapters cover how to grow wildflowers, citrus, roses, cacti and succulents, wildlife habitats, and turf, as well as the basics of planting, watering, pruning, frost protection, seasonal pests, diagnosing problems and the wonderful adaptations of desert plants. Each chapter was written by a local expert based on the latest research from the University of Arizona.

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